Program Details

Heart Instructions of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche - Song of Experience: Mahayana Day


with Richard John
November 23 / 8:30 AM - November 23 / 5:30 PM

This day is open to everyone. We will study and practice this text as instructions for the bodhisattva path, incorporating some of the key slogans of Lojong--mind training.


While still a monk in Tibet and only nineteen years of age, Chökyi Gyatso, the 11th Trungpa Tulku, was a renowned teacher and master of Mahamudra and Dzokchen. Many of his songs of realization and instructions were recently brought to the West by Karma Senge and translated by the Nalanda Translation Committee. This song, Don't Wander!, gives pith instructions for the path in only five lines.


 On this day we will take the mahayana approach.


*Weekend Program Special Note - please click here to register for both Saturday & Sunday's weekend program. Pre-requisite for the full weekend program: tantrikas, who have received transmission at a Vajrayana Seminary or Sacred World Assembly.


About the teacher Acharya Richard John:


An early student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Richard was appointed acharya, senior teacher, by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. For many years he has taught Shambhala Buddhist programs throughout North America. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey, and leads annual 10-Day Mahamudra Retreats at SMC, Dorje Denma Ling, Karme Chöling, and Casa Werma. Richard and his wife Liz live in Halifax, Canada.


Heart Gifts:


It is customary to offer a monetary Heart Gift to the teacher. Acharyas receive no salary or benefits, and depend upon this income in order to teach for a living. This is completely voluntary according to your inspiration. There is no suggested amount–any amount is appreciated.


About Program Fee:


No one will be turned away for lack of funds. For those who can pay the patron rate, funds will go towards ensuring everyone has access to the weekend. For more information please see our generosity policy. Questions about program fee or membership, contact Coordinator Susie Cook at [email protected]

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